Originally Posted by vebulous
I blew domeone's mind with this today. Only I had a youtube, google talk and popup browser running at once. They went into a bootloop. He just kept saying "wha- how- you can- what- how - you can- ..."
Actually, I've been thinging of creating a "Who's using MultiWindow" poll in this forum, just like there is in every other Note 2 forum. I've only recently started using MultiWindow (after being so excited when I first got it), which is wierd - in the last 8 years I've always read the manual of every smartphone I've owned, because I figure that if my ignorance causes me to spend an extra 5-10 seconds doing something that I could do faster, and I use my phone so many times a day, I'll literally waste hours or days in the couple of years I'll own the phone.
I think the Note 2 had so many new features, that I was too overwhelmed to take advantage of them all, at first. I'm only now trying to take advantage of MultiWindow, so I wanted to ask my questions here before starting a whole new thread.
As an example, right now the most frequent use for me is at the gym to watch video (YouTube, bootleg video, or Comcast TV) while tracking sports scores or occasionally tracking social media. I still think it was awesome previously just having it in my pocket playing music (usually Pandora), while eCID announced my texts, sports scores (I set it to announce notifications from "The Score" app) and certain Facebook notifications. The visual distraction during my work-out experience is more fun, though, but I'm having trouble controling the screen rotation. Switching which apps are displayed seems to occasionally rotate the screen, annoyingly squeezing the 16:9 video into a tiny sideways window. Also, I swear that certain gestures are rotating my screen, but I haven't been able to determine which ones. As I type this now, I'm thinking I should just simply turn-off auto screen rotation, but it seems like there are additional controls to MultiWindow that I haven't yet discovered, so I wanted to ask.
Also, I want to hear more examples of how people are finding MultiWindow useful - I really feel like I'm not really exploiting this feature like I could. (For example, I'm going to start using the floating keyboard more, thanks to this thread - big thanks!)